i’m tired of seeing this stereotype floating around that eddie can’t take care of himself because of his size or whatever. eddie is not a weak, fragile, defenseless boy. he isn’t delicate, he’s not a damsel in distress, and he doesn’t need richie, or anybody else for that matter, to come “save” him.
for starters; when pennywise traps eddie and is going to eat him in the neibolt house, eddie has a broken arm and is terrified for his life. he doesn’t have anywhere to go, he’s alone, and he’s about to die. instead of accepting his death, what does eddie do with his only good arm??
that’s right!!! he slaps the shit outta pennywise!!! and look at him! he’s scared out of his mind, yet he still does everything he can to stop pennywise from killing him. even with a broken arm (which must be excruciatingly painful) and the terror of possibly being killed any second, he still has the courage to PHYSICALLY FIGHT BACK. he doesn’t need richie to protect him!! he can do it himself!!!!
another note; after richie’s speech in the sewers when he grabs a bat and swings at pennywise. when the rest of the losers are taking shots at the clownfuck and fighting him, most of them all have some kind of weapon. all except one. and who’s that?? that’s right!!! my boy eddie kaspbrak. pennywise vomits on eddie, which would be one of the only physical contacts that pennywise makes during the fight, and instead of freaking out like a hypochondriac would, you know what he did??
thats RIGHT!!! he kicked the shit out of pennywise!!! RIGHT. IN. THE. FACE. instead of picking up a weapon, eddie swings at pennywise with all of his might. sure he’s tiny and cute and pocket-sized, but that does NOT mean that eddie is a “smol weak bean who must be protected uwu” eddie is a hotheaded, brave, independent boy and we shouldn’t be erasing that!! he doesn’t need a knight in shining armor to come rescue him, he is perfectly capable of protecting and standing up for himself!!
in conclusion; stop pretending that eddie is weak or fragile, just like his mother thought, because he is far from it. eddie physically defended himself against pennywise on multiple occasions, and he isn’t afraid to fight back when needed. he may be small, but he is fierce.
eddie kaspbrak is the exact opposite of weak and i will fight anybody who says otherwise.